Famous veteran Punjabi singer K Deep had gone for two surgeries in the last three months after he had a head injury by slipping in the bathroom. His family has already spent over 16 lacs on his treatment for two major surgeries. He is being looked after by his daughter Gurpreet Kaur aka Billy, an NRI who had come to India to be on her father’s side.
For his further treatment, she has requested the Punjab Govt to help them financially. Some govt officials did go to meet the ailing singer at his home and had assured the family for financial help.
A legendary singer of the golden era of Punjabi music, K Deep was born on 10 December 1940 in Burma. His native village is Aitiana, Ludhiana. His parents wanted him to become an army officer or engineer and he did pursue his studies in engineering, but side by side he used to love writing songs.
After a short stint as lyricist for other singers, he took up singing as his profession. He met his soulmate, Jagmohan Kaur, at one of the cultural events. Both got married in the year 1969. They went on to record a couple of duets and solo Punjabi songs, out of which most popular ones were Mera Bada Karara Poodna, Mere Naal Chal Cineme, Hum Chade Waqt Ko Fade and many more.
K Deep was one of the first Punjabi singers who had recorded the songs written by Shiv Kumar Batalvi.
He is a rare Punjabi artist who found fame not only as a singer and lyricist but also as a comic artist. He and Jagmohan Kaur got huge popularity with their comical characters Posti and Mayi Mohno. Both did musical tours in many countries.
Sometime back it was reported that he had an estranged relationship with his son but his daughter Billy Kaur has always been by his side. She would keep updating his fans about her parents' career, the high points in their life, and more, on her social media page.
K Deep had also acted in a 70s Punjabi film Mele Mitran De. He also did playback singing for films such as Daaj, Mele Mitran De, Santo Banto, and more. He had sung mainly for the character of Mehar Mittal. It must be mentioned that Jagmohan Kaur passed away in the year 1997.